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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-02-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1970-02-27

Topics Live concert

Cold Rain &Snow, Me And My Uncle, Dancin' In The Streets, Easy Wind, Black Peter, Good Lovin' > drums > Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower > jam > I Know You Rider > High Time, Hard To Handle, Casey Jones, Cumberland Blues, drums > Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Lovelight > Two Trains Running > space > Turn On Your Lovelight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Family Dog at the Great Highway
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage MSR > Cassette > DAT > CDR
Taped by
Transferred by Scott Clugston


Master Soundboard Reel > Cassette > DAT > CDR; via Scott Clugston to abgd and etree; note includes Casey and Cumberland


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2013
Subject: --
The sound is great on this recording, but the performance is only so-so, with some highlights.
Reviewer: BMH I - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2013
Subject: Easy Wind
So much fun listening to this show, especially Good old Pig....
Reviewer: Little Nemo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2006
Subject: Top tracks
My fave picks from this night: Dancin' (as good as the famous one from two weeks earlier, perhaps), Easy Wind (wow), Good Lovin' (just keeps getting better throughout the year - check out Phil here).

In general I think the shows of this three-night run are more often routine than inspired, but perhaps that is just in comparison to the Fillmore East run. I'm going through all of 'em in order, so I tend to get tired of the same songs played in the same way several months in a row. But it does hone the critical faculties, cause I really notice when they do something new or imaginative!
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2006
Subject: birthday show @ the Family Dog
Love the Easy Wind...
Rest In Pistols, Pig - the Black Peter pretty much says it all, we'll see you pretty soon, amigo (geologically speakin ;-)

Vocal/ highhat outputs are alittle (a little!?) outta whack -- There's just a short (yet sweet) bridge into the Rider. Might mean the boyz being tired, -- hmmmm, what cures it when a band's feeling sleeeepy up on stage?

Oh, that's right, there was a pretty lil (cut) Casey Jones on the flip side:))) That usually'll do the trick -

Feb 1970, peoples!
Year of the (FAMILY) Dog!!!
4+20 skulls
Reviewer: skb archives - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2006
Subject: Where's The Master Reel??
Why isn't this source up here yet?
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2006
Easily one of my favorites on this site. Last night I heard the first night of Selland Arena, Fresno 1974 which 28 people or something gave a 5. Quite honestly I do not think that show can touch this.

Pig owns this. 36 min Lovelight?? (with Glora licks in it), Good lovin, Easy Wind, Hard to Handle it's all here but the Dancin, NFA and Cold Rain are really rocking as well. Sound is A+ and Phil thumps away - Harmony is unbelievable and there is such a sense of team on this. Exquisite...
Reviewer: familiarfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2005
Subject: Slow but good
I always thought the version of Easy Wind from this show was one of the best. I think the way it rolls along before they go back into the verses is intense for being a slow song.
I give this show a strong 4.
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2005
Subject: 1970 Gold Standard
If nothing else, get the NFA > Lovelight. A true masterpiece. I think all these Family Dog shows are incredibly good, and highly recommend them all. Surprised they haven't been officially released yet in some compacity. They're certainly worthy candidates. I think the only shows that rival these are the ones from the Fillmore East, two weeks prior. Got to be 5.
Reviewer: StrawRider - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2005
Subject: Excellent!
So pleased to have stumbled onto this show. I haven't even heard the Lovelight yet either! The Good Lovin' is awesome.
Very good sound for '70...easy solid four skulls.
Reviewer: Drewcifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 14, 2005
Subject: Amazing Lovelight
All around, a great early 70's show. Like a lot of early Dead, it has some marked sloppiness here and there. The NFA>Lovelight is a must have though. David Gans featrued this on one of the Dead Hour programs, and I have been searching for a digital copy for some time. The Lovelight is possibly the best that I have ever heard. Twenty six minutes plus of pure GD wonder. Phil is phenominal on this one.
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2004
Subject: clean vocals
the bass is cranked { good} pigpen is rappin -------the quality is about a 9 out of 10......more later lovelight features some unusual backup vocals by the band around the 17 min. mark---
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